Wednesday, April 16, 2008

So, just when did starvation become accepted and beautiful?

And I wonder how it would make people who are truly starving feel to know that people with tons of money to buy what ever they want deliberately starve themselves to be fashionable, so they can make more money than they will ever need?

Currently France is considering banning the promotion of thinness. This includes making it "illegal for anyone - including fashion magazines, advertisers and Web sites - to publicly incite extreme thinness." It has stirred some controversy, especially since the fashionista's don't want to be told what is and isn't beautiful or acceptable. "Leaders in French couture are opposed to the idea of legal boundaries on beauty standards." Hmmm...

"Didier Grumbach, president of the influential French Federation of Couture, said he was not aware how broad the proposed legislation was, and made no secret of his strong disapproval of such a sweeping measure.

"Never will we accept in our profession that a judge decides if a young girl is skinny or not skinny," he said. "That doesn't exist in the world, and it will certainly not exist in France."

Devorah Lauter, AP

1 comment:

Julie said...

eww - that picture is disturbing